American consumers refuse to purchase fruits or vegetables with a blemish of any kind. You will not purchase under size, over size or odd shaped fruits or vegetables. It does not matter to you that their is nothing wrong with this fruit or vegetable, it has the same food value. On top of that it is generally cut up into bite or serving sizes and the blemish or mis-shaped produce can no longer be seen.Americans are some of the most food wasteful people on earth. Up to 50 percent of the food Americans buy is sent to the garbage dump (land fill), mostly because it is beyond it’s best used by date. Frozen foods retains it’s nutrition and eatable qualities for months if not years if it remains frozen as does unopened canned fruits and vegetables.
What can we, the consuming public do? Start using a little common sense. Cut away the blemish, don’t through your food in the garbage bin. An apple that had or still has a worm, cut that part out and use the good part that remains! Cut into bite size pieces, odd shaped, under or over size produce and freeze or can them..
Call and write the U.S. and your states department of agricultural. Call and write your state legislators and your U.S. Congress man/woman demanding they develop and support programs to allow and encourage farmers to harvest ‘All’ of their crops. Demand your supermarket sell under size, over size and odd shaped fruits and vegetables at a discounted price.
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Why is common sense so uncommon?
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